Friday Reflections

FullSizeRender[3]Every Friday, I reflect on the week that has just passed by doing a little sensory exercise.  This practice is a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing, what we are experiencing, and what we are grateful for while more acutely tuning into our senses.  It’s a whole heart exercise with plenty of bodily input, if you will.  Because this practice has been so good for me, I want to encourage you to do it, too.  Building some gentle reflection into our weeks is a nice way to stay grounded while maintaining some big picture perspective.  So please join me in this week’s Friday Reflections (with each sense as your inspiration, consider how experiencing it impacted your week).

Here is my sensory round-up for the last week:
tasting :: mushroom ravioli with sautéed spinach, pumpkin seeds, roasted purple carrots, parsnip fries, pan roasted flounder, fennel risotto, lobster mac and cheese, lemon orzo soup, udon noodles, tempura vegetables, dumplings, charred peppers, guacamole and pimento cheese with the perfect homemade chips, a brownie with ice cream and caramel sauce (and a candle for wishing!).    
hearing ::  really thoughtful conversations around race and culture, lots of people singing Happy Birthday, creative ideas in a community problem solving session.  
smelling :: an eggnog latte candle and a soy milk scented hand lotion.
seeing ::  my dearest friends (in just a perfect confluence of events, I really got to see lots of my dearest people in the same week.  Filled my well).    Also: a gorgeous red shouldered hawk who kept me company outside the shack this week.
feeling ::   the sensation of hanging upside down in an air fitness swing.   Daunted and hopeful.  This week has been filled with some big ups and some big downs.  They’ve left my head full, my heart warm and pulsing, and my soul stirring.  We’ll see where it all goes.   
wishing ::  for a lovely weekend that focuses on my sweet little family.
Photo on 11-14-14 at 9.08 AM #2 Photo on 11-16-14 at 11.26 AM Photo on 11-19-14 at 12.41 PM #2
Unrelated:  two things got scratched off my birthday list this week:  an Air class and going two weeks without cardigans (a little more photographic evidence).

What about you?  What were your sensational experiences this week?  Please share!

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2 responses to “Friday Reflections”

  1. Elena

    Happy birthday!!!
    You look great! 🙂 Thank you for your blog, it really helps me!

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